Mothers Day reminds great Julia Ward Howe

Mothers Day remind great Julia Ward Howe of the original 1870 pacifist Mother's Day Proclamation

Mothers Day reminds great Julia Ward Howe

Mother’s Day reminds great Julia Ward Howe of the original 1870 pacifist Mother’s Day Proclamation

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Mothers Day remind great Julia Ward Howe of the original 1870 pacifist Mother's Day Proclamation

In the United States, Mother’s Day was earlier suggested by poet and cultural activist Julia Ward Howe. 

In early 1870, after seeing the massacre of the American Civil War and the start of the Franco-Prussian War, she wrote the first Mother’s Day Announcement asking the women of the world to unite for peace. 

This “Mother’s Day Announcement” would establish the seed for what would ultimately become a public holiday.

After addressing the advertisement, Howe had it transcribed into various differents languages and consumed the next two years of her life sharing it and conversing with women leaders all over the planet. 

In the book Memories, Howe composed, Why do not the mothers of the nation face these things to stop the waste of that personal growth of which they only offer and know the value?

In 1907, thirty-seven years after the announcement was written, women’s rights activist Anna Jarvis started fighting for the establishment of a nationwide observed Mother¹s Day holiday. 

In 1914, four years later Howe’s departure, President Woodrow Wilson announced Mother’s Day as a public holiday.

Julia Ward Howe was a writer, poet, and activist who fought vigilantly for peace, the destruction of slavery, and women’s equities.

In the years leading up to the Civil War, she co-published The Commonwealth, an abolitionist press, with her partner Samuel Gridley Howe. 

In 1860, she wrote the Battle Hymn of The Republic to encourage Union warriors fighting in the war. The poem became a rallying cry for the Union throughout the war and persists in her most famous work.

The fears of the war led her to battle tirelessly for peace. She worked as president of the American member of the Women’s International Peace Association, and in 1870 she wrote her Mother’s Day Advertisement. Julia Ward Howe was also helpful in the women’s vote campaign. She was a co-founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association and served as director of Woman’s Journal. Her impact on the campaign ranks her beside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cody Stanton as some of the most influential voices of the time.

In honor of her great influence on American society and antiquity, Julia Ward Howe was the first woman elected to the American Association of Arts and Letters in 1908. A real American pioneer, Julia Ward Howe remains one of the most prominent characters in the history of both the civil and women’s rights movements.

Julia ward howe 12 best quotes on mothers day special

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.

Julia Ward Howe

Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.

Julia Ward Howe

Theology, in general, seems to be a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

Julia Ward Howe

I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind.

Julia Ward Howe

Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions.

Julia Ward Howe

The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for; they must learn to make their lives useful to the community.

Julia Ward Howe

I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.

Julia Ward Howe

Heaven knows what I have not been through with, since I saw you-dust, dirt, dyspepsia, hotels, railroads, prairies, tobacco juice.

Julia Ward Howe

I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.

Julia Ward Howe

Heaven knows what I have not been through with, since I saw you-dust, dirt, dyspepsia, hotels, railroads, prairies, tobacco juice.

Julia Ward Howe

When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my soul.

Julia Ward Howe

The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed, Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed: ‘T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe, And the stars that fight in their courses ‘gainst tyrants its symbols know.

Julia Ward Howe

We, women of one country, Will be too tender of those of another country To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.

Julia Ward Howe

The language of the face is not taught by the schools; it is intuitive, and to the observant is always legible.

Julia Ward Howe

Many a woman will pass for elegant in a ballroom, or even at a court drawing-room, whose want of true breeding would become evident in a chosen company.

Julia Ward Howe

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